CURRENT CHICKS & EGGS – *6/5/2024*

We have chicks and teens of various ages available 🐣πŸ₯
Please message us on Facebook, via the chat button below, or email chickens@hilltoholler.com if you’re interested.

Brahma Chicks

FULL LIGHT BRAHMAS
Light Brahma roo over Light Brahma hens

Bella, a plump light brahma chicken standing in leaves

FULL BRAHMAS – DARK/LIGHT BRAHMA MIX
Light Brahma roo over Dark/Light Brahma cross hens

The Mayor, light brahma, dark brahma, chick, hen
Marans Chicks

FRENCH BLACK COPPER MARANS
French Black Copper Marans roo over French Black Copper Marans hens

Black Copper Marans Chick
Rainbow Layer Chicks

CRESTED EASTER EGGERS
Light Brahma Roo over Crested Cream Legbar hens
French Black Copper Marans roo over Crested Cream Legbar hens

“CHEEKY” EASTER & OLIVE EGGERS
Light Brahma Roo over blue, teal, and green laying muffed and bearded hens. Most likely cheeky/bearded, possibility for cheeky/crested light olive egger

COCOA & COPPER EGGERS
French Black Copper Marans roo over Welsummer & Wellsummer/FCMB hens

Bantam Chicks

SERAMAS
Serama roos over Serama hens, colors vary.
Seramas are very small birds. They will need a secure run, with a coop that’s heated to about 40ΒΊF (a heat plate works well) in the winter.

SILKIES –
Blue Silkie roo over blue & splash silkie hens

SILKI-RAMA
Cross of Silkies & Seramas. Size varies, generally smaller than Silkies, but larger and more hardy than Seramas. May have silkied feathers, upright stature, feathery legs, and extra toes. Very small and cute.

“Working Girls” Chicks

HARDY LAYER BARNYARD MIX
Light Brahma roo over our best layers- Australorp, Barred Rock, Buff Orpington, EE/OE, ISA Brown/Buff Orp, Brahma/Barred Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte hens

Loudmouth, a barred rooster, and his siblings as week old chicks

“FLUFF ORPINGTON” MIX (PINK LAYERS)
Light Brahma roo and over multi gen Buff Oprington/Light Brahma hens. They are fluffy and plump- both breasty and leggy, and the girls are great layers. Eggs tend to be pink. Perfect dual purpose bird.

Guinea Keets & Turkey Poults

GUINEA KEETS
Assorted Guinea Keets – Parents are Pied, Pearl, Lavender, & White

BOURBON RED TURKEY POULTS
Full blooded Bourbon Red Heritage Turkey Poults

All chicks are straight-run unless specified otherwise. Chicks are social and don’t do well alone, so there is a 3 chick minimum. Local pickup only, we will meet within reason in the greater Summersville WV area. Discounts or extended travel may be available on large orders, at our discretion.


Hatching Eggs

All hatching eggs are clean but unwashed, collected multiple times daily, properly stored and rotated, and laid within seven days of purchase.

  • Full Brahma – $16/half dozen, $30/full dozen
  • Rainbow Layer Mix – $14/half dozen, $25/full dozen
  • Working Girls Mix – $10/half dozen, $15 full dozen
  • Flockmaker Mix
    • $12/half dozen – 1 Full Brahma,
      2 Rainbow (your choice), 3 Working Girls
    • $20/full dozen – 3 Full Brahma
      3 Rainbow (your choice), 6 Working Girls
  • Premium Flockmaker Mix
    • $15/half dozen – 2 Full Brahma, 2 Blue/Green, 1 Pink, 1 Cocoa/Copper
    • $25/full dozen – 4 Full Brahma, 4 Blue/Green, 2 Pink, 2 Cocoa/Copper
  • Seramas – $25/half dozen
  • Silkies – $25/half dozen *Currently Unavailable*
  • Guineas – $20/half dozen
  • Bourbon Red Turkeys – $30/half dozen *Currently Unavailable*

Our hatch rates have been over 90% with our own eggs using a GQF cabinet incubator. However, we cannot guarantee hatch for others due to: jostling during transportation, improper handling and storage after the eggs are out of our hands, inconsistent temperature and humidity during incubation, and other variables out of our control. For optimal results, please wait 24 hours before incubating to allow hatching eggs to settle from movement incurred during transportation.

Please message us on Facebook or email chickens@hilltoholler.com if you’re interested.

Hatching Eggs

We offer hatching eggs most of the year! Hatching & incubation service is also available. 🐣πŸ₯
Please message us on Facebook, via the chat button below, or email chickens@hilltoholler.com if you’re interested.

Hatching Eggs

All hatching eggs are clean but unwashed, collected multiple times daily, properly stored and rotated, and laid within seven days of purchase.

  • Full Brahma – $16/half dozen, $30/full dozen
  • Rainbow Layer Mix – $14/half dozen, $25/full dozen
  • Working Girls Mix – $10/half dozen, $15 full dozen
  • Flockmaker Mix
    • $12/half dozen – 1 Full Brahma,
      2 Rainbow (your choice), 3 Working Girls
    • $20/full dozen – 3 Full Brahma
      3 Rainbow (your choice), 6 Working Girls
  • Premium Flockmaker Mix
    • $15/half dozen – 2 Full Brahma, 2 Blue/Green, 1 Pink, 1 Cocoa/Copper
    • $25/full dozen – 4 Full Brahma, 4 Blue/Green, 2 Pink, 2 Cocoa/Copper
  • Seramas – $25/half dozen
  • Silkies – $25/half dozen *Currently Unavailable*
  • Guineas – $20/half dozen
  • Bourbon Red Turkeys – $30/half dozen *Currently Unavailable*

Our hatch rates have been over 90% with our own eggs using a GQF cabinet incubator. However, we cannot guarantee hatch for others due to: jostling during transportation, improper handling and storage after the eggs are out of our hands, inconsistent temperature and humidity during incubation, and other variables out of our control. For optimal results, please wait 24 hours before incubating to allow hatching eggs to settle from movement incurred during transportation.


Available Breeds

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR CURRENTLY AVAILABLE CHICKS (UPDATED WEEKLY)

Brahma Chicks
Bella, a plump light brahma chicken standing in leaves

⬜ Light Brahma Chicks
Full blooded Light Brahma chicks. Brahmas are a large, dual-purpose, cold-hardy breed of chicken that’s known for its friendliness, calm and docile demeanor, and plump fluffiness with feathered legs.

The Mayor, light brahma, dark brahma, chick, hen

πŸ”³ Dark/Light Brahma Chicks
Full blooded Brahma- these chicks are a mix of a Light Brahma rooster over a Brahma hen who is light/dark mix. Chicks have a medium to dark coloring, and generally grow to have a lightly penciled feather pattern, dark or penciled head, and dark down. *Limited Availability*

Serama Chicks *New for 2024*

🟧 Malaysian Seramas *New for 2024*
Seramas were developed in Malaysia by crossing Malaysian and Japanese bantams. They are one of the world’s smallest chicken breeds- a full grown Serama rooster can be picked up with one hand- but they make up for that small size with a big personality.
*Availability is limited*

Silkie Chicks *New for 2024*

⏹ Blue & Splash/Blue Silkies *New for 2024*
Silkies are known for their black skin, five toes and fluffy, poofy feathers (which is due to the feathers lacking the barbicels that hold feathers together.) Our silkies are blue, or a mix of splash/blue color. Cat not included πŸ˜‰
*Currently Unavailable*

Marans Chicks

🟫 Pure French Black Copper Marans *New for 2024*
French Black Copper Marans are a chocolate laying, cold-hardy, feather legged breed.
*Availability varies. Currently on a wait list.*

🟫 Copper Rock Marans / Mystic Marans *New for 2024*
The Copper Rock Marans, also known as a Mystic Marans and Rustic Rambler, was derived in the Czech Republic, from crossing a Black Copper Marans rooster with a Barred Rock hen. The CRM is cold-hardy and a prolific layer of large, copper to cocoa colored eggs.
*Currently Unavailable*

Rainbow Layer Chicks
(Easter, Olive, Pink, & Cocoa Eggers)

πŸŸͺEaster Eggers & Olive Eggers- an assorted mix of chicks hatched from blue & green eggs


CRESTED EASTER EGGERS
Light Brahma Roo over Crested Cream Legbar hens
French Black Copper Marans roo over Crested Cream Legbar hens


“CHEEKY” EASTER & OLIVE EGGERS
Light Brahma Roo over blue, teal, and green laying muffed and bearded hens. Most chicks are cheeky/bearded, slight possibility for cheeky & crested light olive egger


*Rainbow Layer chicks later in the 2024 season will be fathered by a Leghorn/EE rooster over the aforementioned hens to improve “cheeks” and egg-laying characteristics. We will update this post at that time*

πŸŸ₯ Pink Eggers – chicks hatched from pink eggs, with parents from our pink-laying flock *New for 2024*
We have been working on expanding our Pink Egger flock- these chickens lay eggs that appear various shades of pink and mauve.
Pink layers are mixes of Buff Orpington, Brahma, Easter Egger, ISA Brown, Speckled Sussex

🟫 Cocoa & Copper Eggers – an assorted mix of dark-laying breed chicks
Currently, cocoa & copper layer chicks are the product of a French Black Copper Marans rooster over the following chocolate laying hens-
French Black Copper Marans, FBCM/Welsummer mix, Welsummer, Cuckoo Marans

“Working Girls” Chicks assorted breeds/mixes
baby chicks

🐣Our Working Girls chicks are barnyard mix chicks who have been hatched from the eggs of our “working girls” flock- the ones who keep the bug population down and put eggs on our table all year long.
If you are looking for some great backyard chickens to provide you with eggs, smiles, entertainment, and some pest control, Working Girls are the way to go. These chicks will be a mix of friendly & docile, cold-hardy breeds, and have mommas who are strong layers and have egg colors ranging all shades from light pink to medium brown.

HARDY LAYER” BARNYARD MIX
Light Brahma roo over Australorp, Barred Rock, Buff Orpington, EE/OE, ISA Brown/Buff Orp, Brahma/Barred Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte hens

“FLUFF ORPINGTON” MIX
Light Brahma roo and over multi gen Buff Oprington/Light Brahma hens. These girls are very fluffy and plump- both breasty and leggy, and are great layers. Perfect dual purpose bird.


Hatching & Incubation Service

Have your own eggs, but don’t have an incubator? No problem! There’s no need to purchase expensive equipment or deal with the hassle and stress of hatching your own eggs, when we can do it for you!

🐣 Incubation & Hatching Services starting at $15

  • $15 for up to 1 dozen chicken eggs, $1 per additional egg
  • Discount available for larger amounts (over 4 dozen eggs)
  • Our hatch rates have been over 90% with our own eggs. However, we cannot guarantee hatch rates on outside eggs due to variables out of our control, such as: fertilization rate, freshness, cleanliness, handling, and storage before being brought to us for incubation.
  • For optimal results, please ensure that eggs are less than 7 days old, clean but unwashed, and properly stored and rotated.
  • All hatchings will include development updates at 10-14 days, on day 18 before going into lockdown, and when the chicks start hatching.
  • Payment is due upon receiving eggs, and all chicks must be picked up within 1 day of the last one hatching.
  • Please contact us for pricing to hatch other eggs, such as: guineafowl, turkey, quail etc.

Incubation service, chick, & hatching egg pricing is valid through September 1, 2024. Rates and availability for hatching eggs, chicks, and custom hatches may vary based on season.

All chicks are straight-run unless specified otherwise. Local pickup only, we will meet within reason in the greater Summersville WV area.

Available Chicks – 4/13/2024

We have some chicks available, most are 2-3 weeks old 🐣πŸ₯
Please message us on Facebook, via the chat button below, or email chickens@hilltoholler.com if you’re interested.


Brahma Chicks

FULL LIGHT BRAHMAS
Light Brahma roo over Light Brahma hens

Bella, a plump light brahma chicken standing in leaves

FULL DARK/LIGHT BRAHMAS
Light Brahma roo over Dark/Light Brahma cross hens

The Mayor, light brahma, dark brahma, chick, hen
Marans Chicks

FRENCH BLACK COPPER MARANS
French Black Copper Marans roo over French Black Copper Marans hens

Rainbow Layer Chicks

CRESTED EASTER EGGERS
Light Brahma Roo over Crested Cream Legbar hens
French Black Copper Marans roo over Crested Cream Legbar hens

“CHEEKY” EASTER & OLIVE EGGERS
Light Brahma Roo over blue, teal, and green laying muffed and bearded hens. Most likely cheeky/bearded, possibility for cheeky/crested light olive egger

COCOA & COPPER EGGERS
French Black Copper Marans roo over Welsummer & Wellsummer/FCMB hens

Bantam Chicks

SERAMAS
Malaysian Serama roo over Malaysian Serama hens, colors vary

“Working Girls” Chicks

HARDY LAYER BARNYARD MIX
Light Brahma roo over Australorp, Barred Rock, Buff Orpington, EE/OE, ISA Brown/Buff Orp, Brahma/Barred Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte hens

Loudmouth, a barred rooster, and his siblings as week old chicks

“FLUFF ORPINGTON” MIX
Light Brahma roo and over multi gen Buff Oprington/Light Brahma hens. These girls are very fluffy and plump- both breasty and leggy, and are great layers. Perfect dual purpose bird.

All chicks are straight-run unless specified otherwise. Chicks are social and don’t do well alone, so there is a 3 chick minimum. Local pickup only, we will meet within reason in the greater Summersville WV area. Discounts or extended travel may be available on large orders, at our discretion.

Hatching Eggs

All hatching eggs are clean but unwashed, collected multiple times daily, properly stored and rotated, and laid within five days of purchase.

  • Full Brahma – $16/half dozen, $30/full dozen
  • Rainbow Layer Mix – $14/half dozen, $25/full dozen
  • Working Girls Mix – $10/half dozen, $15 full dozen
  • Flockmaker Mix
    • $12/half dozen – 1 Full Brahma,
      2 Rainbow (your choice), 3 Working Girls
    • $20/full dozen – 3 Full Brahma
      3 Rainbow (your choice), 6 Working Girls
  • Premium Flockmaker Mix
    • $15/half dozen – 2 Full Brahma, 2 Blue/Green, 1 Pink, 1 Cocoa/Copper
    • $25/full dozen – 4 Full Brahma, 4 Blue/Green, 2 Pink, 2 Cocoa/Copper
  • Seramas – $25/half dozen *limited*
  • Silkies – $25/half dozen *Currently Unavailable*
  • Guineas – $20/half dozen *limited
  • Bourbon Red Turkeys – $30/half dozen *Currently Unavailable*

Our hatch rates have been over 90% with our own eggs using a GQF cabinet incubator. However, we cannot guarantee hatch for others due to: jostling during transportation, improper handling and storage after the eggs are out of our hands, inconsistent temperature and humidity during incubation, and other variables out of our control. For optimal results, please wait 24 hours before incubating to allow hatching eggs to settle from movement incurred during transportation.

Please message us on Facebook or email chickens@hilltoholler.com if you’re interested.

Available Chicks – 3/29/2024

We have some chicks available from our 3/24 hatch 🐣πŸ₯
Please message us on Facebook, via the chat button below, or email chickens@hilltoholler.com if you’re interested.


Brahma Chicks

FULL LIGHT BRAHMAS
Light Brahma roo over Light Brahma hens

Bella, a plump light brahma chicken standing in leaves

FULL DARK/LIGHT BRAHMAS
Light Brahma roo over Dark/Light Brahma cross hens

The Mayor, light brahma, dark brahma, chick, hen
Marans Chicks

FRENCH BLACK COPPER MARANS
French Black Copper Marans roo over French Black Copper Marans hens

Rainbow Layer Chicks

CRESTED EASTER EGGERS
Light Brahma Roo over Crested Cream Legbar hens
French Black Copper Marans roo over Crested Cream Legbar hens

“CHEEKY” EASTER & OLIVE EGGERS
Light Brahma Roo over blue, teal, and green laying muffed and bearded hens. Most likely cheeky/bearded, possibility for cheeky/crested light olive egger

COCOA & COPPER EGGERS
French Black Copper Marans roo over Welsummer & Wellsummer/FCMB hens

Bantam Chicks

SERAMAS
Serama roo over Serama hens, colors vary

“Working Girls” Chicks

HARDY LAYER BARNYARD MIX
Light Brahma roo over Australorp, Barred Rock, Buff Orpington, EE/OE, ISA Brown/Buff Orp, Brahma/Barred Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte hens

Loudmouth, a barred rooster, and his siblings as week old chicks

“FLUFF ORPINGTON” MIX
Light Brahma roo and over multi gen Buff Oprington/Light Brahma hens. These girls are very fluffy and plump- both breasty and leggy, and are great layers. Perfect dual purpose bird.

All chicks are straight-run unless specified otherwise. Chicks are social and don’t do well alone, so there is a 3 chick minimum. Local pickup only, we will meet within reason in the greater Summersville WV area. Discounts or extended travel may be available on large orders, at our discretion.

Hatching Eggs

All hatching eggs are clean but unwashed, collected multiple times daily, properly stored and rotated, and laid within seven days of purchase.

  • Full Brahma – $16/half dozen, $30/full dozen
  • Rainbow Layer Mix – $14/half dozen, $25/full dozen
  • Working Girls Mix – $10/half dozen, $15 full dozen
  • Flockmaker Mix
    • $12/half dozen – 1 Full Brahma,
      2 Rainbow (your choice), 3 Working Girls
    • $20/full dozen – 3 Full Brahma
      3 Rainbow (your choice), 6 Working Girls
  • Premium Flockmaker Mix
    • $15/half dozen – 2 Full Brahma, 2 Blue/Green, 1 Pink, 1 Cocoa/Copper
    • $25/full dozen – 4 Full Brahma, 4 Blue/Green, 2 Pink, 2 Cocoa/Copper
  • Seramas – $25/half dozen
  • Silkies – $25/half dozen *Currently Unavailable*
  • Guineas – $20/half dozen
  • Bourbon Red Turkeys – $30/half dozen *Currently Unavailable*

Our hatch rates have been over 90% with our own eggs using a GQF cabinet incubator. However, we cannot guarantee hatch for others due to: jostling during transportation, improper handling and storage after the eggs are out of our hands, inconsistent temperature and humidity during incubation, and other variables out of our control. For optimal results, please wait 24 hours before incubating to allow hatching eggs to settle from movement incurred during transportation.

Please message us on Facebook or email chickens@hilltoholler.com if you’re interested.

2024 Hatching Season- Chicks

Hatching season is here!! 🐣πŸ₯
We will have a variety of chicks hatching throughout the spring and summer.
Our website will be updated weekly with the current and upcoming chick selection.

Please message us on Facebook, via the chat button below, or email chickens@hilltoholler.com if you’re interested.

Chick breeds available for 2024

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR CURRENTLY AVAILABLE CHICKS (UPDATED WEEKLY)

Brahma Chicks
Bella, a plump light brahma chicken standing in leaves

⬜ Light Brahma Chicks
Full blooded Light Brahma chicks. Brahmas are a large, dual-purpose, cold-hardy breed of chicken that’s known for its friendliness, calm and docile demeanor, and plump fluffiness with feathered legs.

The Mayor, light brahma, dark brahma, chick, hen

πŸ”³ Dark/Light Brahma Chicks
Full blooded Brahma- these chicks are a mix of a Light Brahma rooster over a Brahma hen who is light/dark mix. Chicks have a medium to dark coloring, and generally grow to have a lightly penciled feather pattern, dark or penciled head, and dark down. *Limited Availability*

Serama Chicks *New for 2024*

🟧 Malaysian Seramas *New for 2024*
Seramas were developed in Malaysia by crossing Malaysian and Japanese bantams. They are one of the world’s smallest chicken breeds- a full grown Serama rooster can be picked up with one hand- but they make up for that small size with a big personality.
*Availability is limited*

Silkie Chicks *New for 2024*

⏹ Blue & Splash/Blue Silkies *New for 2024*
Silkies are known for their black skin, five toes and fluffy, poofy feathers (which is due to the feathers lacking the barbicels that hold feathers together.) Our silkies are blue, or a mix of splash/blue color. Cat not included πŸ˜‰
*Availability is limited*

Marans Chicks

🟫 Pure French Black Copper Marans *New for 2024*
French Black Copper Marans are a chocolate laying, cold-hardy, feather legged breed.
*Availability varies. Pure French Black Copper Marans chicks are available for reserve, but very limited, and currently on a wait list.*

🟫 Copper Rock Marans / Mystic Marans *New for 2024*
The Copper Rock Marans, also known as a Mystic Marans and Rustic Rambler, was derived in the Czech Republic, from crossing a Black Copper Marans rooster with a Barred Rock hen. The CRM is cold-hardy and a prolific layer of large, copper to cocoa colored eggs.
*Limited Availability*

Rainbow Layer Chicks
(Easter, Olive, Pink, & Cocoa Eggers)

πŸŸͺEaster Eggers & Olive Eggers- an assorted mix of chicks hatched from blue & green eggs
Currently, EE/OE chicks are the product of a Light Brahma rooster over the following blue/green color egg laying hens-
Crested Cream Legbar (blue), Ameraucana (blue), Easter Egger (teal), Easter Egger (pink), Olive Egger (green/olive). These breeds are friendly and cold hardy, with fluffy cheeks, beards, and/or crests. Female rainbow layer chicks will grow to lay teal, green, olive, brown, or pink eggs.

*Rainbow Layer chicks later in the 2024 season will be fathered by a Leghorn/EE rooster over the aforementioned hens to improve “cheeks” and egg-laying characteristics. We will update this post at that time*

πŸŸ₯ Pink Eggers – chicks hatched from pink eggs, with parents from our pink-laying flock *New for 2024*
We have been working on expanding our Pink Egger flock- these chickens lay eggs that appear various shades of pink and mauve.
Pink layers are mixes of Buff Orpington, Brahma, Easter Egger, ISA Brown, Speckled Sussex

🟫 Cocoa & Copper Eggers – an assorted mix of dark-laying breed chicks
Currently, cocoa & copper layer chicks are the product of a French Black Copper Marans rooster over the following chocolate laying hens-
French Black Copper Marans, FBCM/Welsummer mix, Welsummer, Cuckoo Marans

“Working Girls” Chicks assorted breeds/mixes

🐣Our Working Girls chicks are barnyard mix chicks who have been hatched from the eggs of our “working girls” flock- the ones who keep the bug population down and put eggs on our table all year long.
If you are looking for some great backyard chickens to provide you with eggs, smiles, entertainment, and some pest control, Working Girls are the way to go. These chicks will be a mix of friendly & docile, cold-hardy breeds, and have mommas who are strong layers and have egg colors ranging all shades from light pink to medium brown.

Currently, Working Girls chicks are the product of a Light Brahma rooster over the following hens- Australorp, Barred Rock, Buff Orpington, EE/OE, ISA Brown/Buff Orp, Brahma/Barred Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte.

HARDY LAYER BARNYARD MIX
Light Brahma roo over Australorp, Barred Rock, Buff Orpington, EE/OE, ISA Brown/Buff Orp, Brahma/Barred Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte hens

“FLUFF ORPINGTON” MIX
Light Brahma roo and over multi gen Buff Oprington/Light Brahma hens. These girls are very fluffy and plump- both breasty and leggy, and are great layers. If you want a friendly, easy to care for, dual purpose bird, the Fluff Orpingtons are perfect.

Loudmouth, a barred rooster, and his siblings as week old chicks
Guinea Keets

⏹ A mix of Pearl, Pied, Lavender, and White Guinea keets
Guineafowl are interesting- they’re a little crazy, kind of noisy, and incredible alarm systems- if a predator comes around during the night, the guineas will be sure to let you know. They’re also amazing tick eaters- after adding a guinea flock, we went from pulling ticks off of ourselves nearly every day to only a few the entire season.
*Available starting late spring, will take pre-orders*

Bourbon Red Turkey Poults *New for 2024*

⏹ Bourbon Red Heritage Turkey Poults *New for 2024*
The Bourbon Red is an American heritage breed of domestic turkey, named for its reddish-brown plumage and area of origin in Bourbon, Kentucky. Mature toms can reach 33lbs and hens around 18lbs.
*Available starting late spring, will take pre-orders*

All chicks are straight-run unless specified otherwise. Chicks are social and don’t do well alone, so there is a 3 chick minimum. Local pickup only, we will meet within reason in the greater Summersville WV area.


Hatching Eggs

All hatching eggs are clean but unwashed, collected multiple times daily, properly stored and rotated, and laid within seven days of purchase.

  • Full Brahma – $16/half dozen, $30/full dozen
  • Rainbow Layer Mix – $14/half dozen, $25/full dozen
  • Working Girls Mix – $10/half dozen, $15 full dozen
  • Flockmaker Mix
    • $12/half dozen – 1 Full Brahma,
      2 Rainbow (your choice), 3 Working Girls
    • $20/full dozen – 3 Full Brahma
      3 Rainbow (your choice), 6 Working Girls
  • Premium Flockmaker Mix
    • $15/half dozen – 2 Full Brahma, 2 Blue/Green, 1 Pink, 1 Cocoa/Copper
    • $25/full dozen – 4 Full Brahma, 4 Blue/Green, 2 Pink, 2 Cocoa/Copper
  • Seramas – $25/half dozen
  • Silkies – $25/half dozen *Currently Unavailable*
  • Guineas – $20/half dozen
  • Bourbon Red Turkeys – $30/half dozen *Currently Unavailable*

Our hatch rates have been over 90% with our own eggs using a GQF cabinet incubator. However, we cannot guarantee hatch for others due to: jostling during transportation, improper handling and storage after the eggs are out of our hands, inconsistent temperature and humidity during incubation, and other variables out of our control. For optimal results, please wait 24 hours before incubating to allow hatching eggs to settle from movement incurred during transportation.

Please message us on Facebook or email chickens@hilltoholler.com if you’re interested.

Egg Tracking Calendar

Egg tracking count calendar daily monthly chickens hilltoholler

Do you keep track of how many eggs your hens lay? Or even more specifically, which hen lays on which day? If you do, or if you want to start, and would like an easy-to-use system, here’s a look at what we do (and some useful printable fill-in charts to help you get started!)

Here are a few reasons why you may be interested in tracking your hens’ production as well.
  • It can give an early warning if a hen is ill or being bullied. A hen who is normally super production but suddenly drastically drops or completely halts egg production can be cause for concern. If we notice that one of our girls has changes in her normal egg-laying schedule, we will investigate the cause to make sure that she’s healthy and happy.
  • Environmental changes can be quantified. Hens can be affected by changes in their environment, such as: weather, temperature, adding new members to the flock, losing or removing flock members, modifications to the coop, changes in the pecking order, and more. By tracking egg production and making note of any environmental changes, it’s easy to see any correlation between them.
  • Definitive results from different feeds. Feed nutrition varies and can affect a hen’s health, and her egg laying rate. We have experienced this firsthand- a sudden and drastic decline in egg production after switching the girls to a bargain feed, that resolved itself within days after switching back.
  • Breeding for specific traits. When selectively breeding for desired genetic traits, it’s necessary to know which hen’s eggs to hatch. Even hens of the same breed can exhibit various characteristics that may or may not be desirable to keep in the bloodline.
  • Each hen’s productivity is monitored. Not all hens will lay the same amount of eggs per year, but most of them will lay most frequently in the summer months and then slow down or stop completely during the fall and winter, or when they molt. By tracking egg production, we can easily see who is just taking a winter break, and who has freeloading tendencies.
  • It’s fun! We just like to see who’s laying what, and will jokingly call our most productive girl “Employee of the Month”.
We’ve found that using a spreadsheet is the easiest and most efficient way to keep track of egg laying. Some people use an app, which we have tried, but for us, a time-tested pencil and paper works best.

For the most part, we can tell the eggs apart by color, shape, and size, but when we first started tracking egg production, the coop cam was an invaluable tool to help learn which egg was laid by which hen. It’s especially important when there are multiple hens of the same breed, laying very similar eggs. The nuances between them will become more noticeable over time, as one’s eye becomes more trained to seeing the small differences between each egg, but even now, we still verify by referencing our coop cam.

An image from our coop cam (above), and a sample of our monthly spreadsheet (right).
Below are some downloadable and printable egg tracking spreadsheets to help you get started. Click the image to open a high-resolution version to save to your computer.

In the first column, just fill in the current month, and each hen’s name. The days of the month are in the first row across, and can be marked with a check in the subsequent rows for each hen on the day that she lays. The second column gets filled in at the end of the month, to tally up each hen’s total. The last column holds the flock’s monthly egg total, and has room for notes such as weather, feed changes, flock disruptions such as predators, molting, or other events that may affect egg production.

We use the single-month large flock sheet in the spring and summer, when the girls are laying very regularly and frequently. In the winter months, when the girls are molting and taking a break, we switch to the smaller, medium-sized flock sheet to conserve paper. Feel free to try them all and use whichever one works best for you.

Egg tracking count calendar daily monthly chickens hilltoholler
Click on image above for a printable version
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Meet The Flock – The Mayor

The Mayor, light brahma, dark brahma, chick, hen

The Mayor earned her name when she was just a few days old.

Being one of the early hatchers of the bunch, she was moved from the incubator to the brooder a couple days before most of her siblings. She quickly became the leader of the brooder, and any time we opened it, would run out to investigate what the commotion was all about, leading us to dubbing her “The Mayor”. Whenever new chicks were added, she would immediately take those new additions under her wing- showing them where the food and water were, and making sure to wrangle up any little peeps that strayed too far from the heat for too long.

The Mayor’s mother is Stella, one of our OG Light Brahma crew, and her father is Troublemaker, our main man in command. Stella’s grandmother was a Dark Brahma, so that dark gene pops up periodically in her chicks, with The Mayor being one of those dark chicks. Sometimes the darkness sticks, and sometimes, as in The Mayor’s case, it will transition to light feathers with penciling as the chick feathers in. She hatched a medium to dark gray, but as her fluff turned to feathers, she slowly became more white. Now, as a grown hen, she’s mostly white with a few penciled spots on her back, a black and white mottled cap, dark gray down, and a mix of black and white leg and foot feathers.

Meet The Flock – Martha Marans

Martha cuckoo marans hen chicken

Martha is our Cuckoo Marans, and without a doubt, her favorite time of day is snack time.

She could be out foraging anywhere on the farm, but has a sixth sense to know when we come outside with food, and will magically appear first in line at every single bowl. Martha doesn’t cluck like a normal chicken, but instead makes a high-pitched hum, and will stare and hum excitedly and impatiently while waiting for food to be scooped into her dish.


Martha lays a rich, cocoa brown egg, and is the first of our flock to actually follow through with hatching a clutch of them, most will sit for a few days and then get bored, but not Martha. Once she goes broody, there is nothing that will break that broodiness except for some babies.

For the most part she’s shy and avoids conflict with us or anyone else in the flock, unless that someone is doing anything that’s related to her eggs or chicks (even once they’re grown), in which case she will turn into a puffy, humming, mama bear.

Egg Yolk Colors

Hill to Holler information egg yolk color chart

Have you ever cracked open a farm fresh egg and wondered why the yolk was so much more vibrant than the eggs that you buy at the store? Or, do you have chickens and are curious why sometimes their yolks are bright orange, or maybe even a strange looking green or brown? And just what *are* those weird spots that are in some eggs?

Egg yolks can come in different colors due to the diet of the chicken. The colors can range from pale yellow to deep orange or red, and even green or brown, depending on the types of food the chicken consumes.
  • Pale yellow or white yolks are completely safe to eat. The pale coloring is caused by grain-rich diets high in wheat, sorghum, barley, and other lightly colored foods such as white cornmeal.
  • Medium to bright yellow is what most people would visualize when they think of eggs. Most store bought eggs would fall into this category. Yellow yolks are a result of the hen eating a diet that’s rich in corn or alfalfa meal, or other yellow-colored foods.
  • Golden yolks are what you’ll generally see in farm-fresh eggs. This bright golden yellow-orange color is from the hen’s diet being rich in foods containing carotenoids, like tomatoes and fresh greens and other vegetables. Free range hens often lay eggs with golden to orange yolks, due to the variety of foods which they consume.
  • Orange or red yolks are safe to eat. These colors are caused by the hen consuming a diet that is very rich in carotenoid and xanthophyll containing foods, such as: red peppers, carrots, pumpkin, fresh greens, and even marigolds. Some people will even add red peppers and dried marigolds to their hens’ diets to deepen the yolk color.
  • Green and brown yolks may look strange, but they are perfectly safe to eat. They’re caused by a diet rich in tannins and chlorophyll, and the most common culprit of a green-yolked eggs is that the hen who laid it had been eating acorns. Other foods such as cottonseed meal, grapes, and various wild nuts will also cause green to brown colored yolks.
There are several types of spots that can appear in eggs, ranging from white and stringy, to red or brown.
  • Chalazae is the white, thready membrane that anchors the yolk and attaches it to either end of the membrane inside the shell. It’s safe to eat, and more noticeable in fresher eggs.
  • Meat spots are brown specks that are made of protein deposits that are created while the egg is forming. They can be found in the white of the egg (albumen), and are safe to eat, but most people prefer to remove them before cooking the egg.
  • Blood spots are small, red specks that can be found in the yolk of an egg. Like meat spots, they are also safe to eat and created while the egg is forming, though most people will remove them from the yolk before consuming.
Double (and rarely, triple) yolks can also occur.

Most often these are a result of an egg laid by a young hen being a new layer, or an older hen who’s nearing the end of her laying cycle. However, breeds that are heavy or prolific layers such as Buff Orpingtons and Rhode Island Reds do have a tendency to lay double yolk eggs regularly as well. The double yolk eggs are fine to eat, although each individual yolk may be smaller than a normal single

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Meet The Flock – PeepPeep

PeepPeep, a Light Brahma hen

PeepPeep is, by just a couple of days, the youngest member of our original Light Brahma flock.

She was a tiny yellow fluffball that would run around the brooder, happily chirping a double peep whenever anything exciting (so basically anything) happened. Once she started growing, that yellow fluff turned into striking white feathers, and she quickly shot up to become taller than her siblings.

As a pullet, PeepPeep would always hold her tail peculiarly high, which, along with her extra fluffy leg feathers, just added to her cuteness and emphasized her size. Now as a grown hen, PeepPeeep towers over the other girls in the flock. She’s not quite as tall as Troublemaker, our Brahma rooster, but is at least eye to eye with the other roosters.

PeepPeep is somewhat of a loner, she’ll hang out with the others, but is perfectly content wandering off to scritch around for bugs on her own. As one of the best layers of our Brahma bunch, she lays large, creamy-tan eggs with an occasional white speckling, nearly every day. Hatching those eggs results in extraordinarily adorable chicks, all taking after their mom in size, fluff, and cuteness.